Fast Watershed Segmentation for Breast Cancer Detection

Authors

  • Sk. Nazma Sultana Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science Engineering, VFSTR Deemed to be University, Guntur, 522213, India
  • U Janardhan Reddy Department of Information Technology, VFSTR Deemed to be University, Guntur, 522213, India
  • V Nagi Reddy Department of Information Technology, VFSTR Deemed to be University, Guntur, 522213, India

Keywords:

Mammogram, Geometric Features, Gradient Features, Texture Features, Keypoint detection, Watershed segmentation

Abstract

Within engineering and computer specializations, image processing is the most important study topic. It is one of today's fastest-growing technologies, with applications in a variety of biological sectors, including cancer sickness. According to the latest data from throughout the world, breast cancer is the most lethal of all cancer kinds. It is the most frequent cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in women. In this study, we advocate using a watershed transformation to create a fast segmentation technique. This allows for the blending of updated information about picture objects, extending the partitioning of the dividing waterline and therefore the standard watershed technique. The method requires a mechanism to express the test picture in terms of the amount of change around every given pixel before it can begin the watershed modification. Each pixel in the greyscale representation of the original picture is subjected to the Sobel operator. According to the form, the tumors identified are round or semicircular and the light of the tumor dims as we travel away from its core. The complement for this previous data may be seen as a local minimum that necessitated the start of the watershed process. As a result, each tumor picture may be represented as a lake, with the center in the complement tumor picture being the least value. The identification of tumor percentage gets more reliable after using the approach. As a consequence, our computer-aided diagnostic method for mammographic breast cancer detection has improved significantly thanks to the novel methodology. The method was written in MATLAB and tested on a Windows computer. The strategy was put to the test using photos from MIAS (Mammogram Image Analysis Society, UK), which offers a consistent categorization system for mammographic examinations. In this study, we advocate using a watershed transformation to create a rapid segmentation technique. This allows for the blending of data about picture objects, extending the partitioning of the dividing waterline and therefore the standard watershed technique.

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2021-07-03

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Sk. Nazma Sultana, Janardhan Reddy, U., & Nagi Reddy, V. (2021). Fast Watershed Segmentation for Breast Cancer Detection . International Transactions on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2(2), 92-98. Retrieved from http://iteecs.com/index.php/iteecs/article/view/29

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